This national children's charity was started by the Church of England in 1881. It is now one of the five important national children's charities and prides itself in concentrating on those who fall through the net of other providers, both governmental and charitable and is committed to making childhood better for all children in the U.K.
The Children's Society is a leading children's charity committed to making childhood better for all children in the UK. We take action to prevent, rescue and support children facing violence, neglect, poverty and discrimination in their daily lives. We give children the hope and confidence they need to face the future with optimism. We never turn away.
Its network of community based projects provides targeted, immediate and lasting help for children who are excluded, isolated or abandoned. Its work in schools, children's centres and mentoring schemes helps many more children to avoid crisis by developing the skills and confidence they need to challenge and overcome difficult situations in their lives. The Children's Society will never turn away.
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The research and campaigning undertaken by The Children's Society, e.g. The Good Childhood Inquiry, published in February 2009, creates real change by influencing the Government, policy makers and the general public in their attitudes towards children and how to make childhood better.
To support this vital work, your sponsorship and that of your friends is needed. You can make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children who may never have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom, the sights and sounds of beautiful countryside such as on the Berkhamsted Walk.
Please support The Children's Society. Click on The Children's Society logo to learn more about the vital work of the Society.